New 29 g
by, 07-01-2013 at 02:30 PM (2663 Views)
I have had 10vg aquariums or smaller quiet a bit, but haven't for several years. I have missed keeping tropical fish. Recently i inherited a 29 g aquarium. I really didn't know what i wanted to put in this tank and spent many hours researching the type of fish and each ones qualities. While doing my research i found a picture of a very cute little spotted fish. I immediately fell in love with its look. Not knowing what it was i delved into learning more about it. This little cutie is an African spotted leaf fish. From what i have read they can be very shy but have a lot of personality once settled in their environment. I knew that this was going to be the base to the fish i was going to add. It took me awhile to decide what other fish i could keep with it as i would prefer that the leaf fish would not eat the others as he/she grew. I settle with 2 blue gouramis, and 4 long fin minor tetras. I also added a stripped raphael catfish. Right now everyone is small enough that they aren't trying to eat each other but I imagine that the leaf fish and catfish might become more prone to taking a tetra as they grow. I hope that with them living together as juveniles they will all stay peaceful with each other. If anyone has any tips on these guys let me know. I would like to feed them as much live food as possible with veggies. This morning I put a leaf worm in the tank for the cat and leaf fish (neither were interested), but the tetras had a field day tearing them apart. I'm glad to see something wants to eat. It might take some time for them all completely realize the food, i have also been feeding freeze-dried shrimp seeing as this floats on top of the water more like flake food which is what they have been receiving prior to my purchase. I would like to also try feeding kale and other veggies to balance out their diets as everyone in the aquarium is an omnivore. I have read that blanching the leaves prior to feeding is appropriate? Anyways, this is the start and hopefully i will be able to get plants in the next several months.